Siem Reap Transport
In the small city of Siem Reap it is possible to walk to most attractions. There are taxis, rental cars, motorcycle taxis, and tuk-tuks available throughout the city, while renting a bicycle or scooter is also an option. Please note though, that motorcycle accidents involving tourists are so common in Siem Reap that authorities periodically ban rental outlets from loaning to foreigners. The roads in and around Siem Reap are generally in bad condition and Cambodia has one of the highest rates of road traffic accidents in Southeast Asia. Wearing a helmet on motorcycles and scooters is compulsory (there are spot fines) and it is generally recommended to travel short distances by tuk-tuk, rather than motorcycle. There are also many attractions in the city and surrounds that can easily be reached on foot.
Generally tourists opt to use tuk-tuks for travel within the city. If you choose carefully the drivers of these contraptions can double as very effective and informative guides (many do speak English). It is important to negotiate rates with them before setting off.
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